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Paul Hastings Ranked Among Top Five Law Firms in the 2010 Financial Times US Innovative Lawyers Report

December 06, 2010

New York, NY (December 6, 2010) Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that the firm received the prestigious recognition of ranking among the Top Five Law Firms in the inaugural edition of the Financial Times US Innovative Lawyers Report, published on December 1, 2010. In compiling this report, the Financial Times received 270 submissions from 54 law firms, representing 60 percent of the Am Law 50, and 40 percent of the Am Law 100.

In addition to the overall ranking, the firm was recognized in the following areas:

Financial Services
- Commended for the firms representation of Citi in its sale of CPI to Apollo.
- Commended for the firms representation of PHH in the TALF extension.

Mergers & Acquisitions
- Commended for the firms representation of Dong-A in its strategic alliance with GlaxoSmithKline.

Litigation
- Stand Out for the firms representation of Eisai's Alzheimer's drug against a challenge from Teva.
- Commended for the firms representation of C-Bass in its $64bn securities fraud case.

Pro Bono
- Stand Out for the firms representation of Padilla in Padilla vs. Kentucky.

For the past five years, the Financial Times has published this annual report on innovation in legal services in Europe. The report has become one of the top legal rankings in Europe and recognizes outstanding achievements of lawyers, law firms and general counsel.

In the 2010 Financial Times ranking of Europes most innovative law firms, Paul Hastings was ranked in the Top 20 of the FT Law 50 2010. The firm was also recognized as a finalist in three of the 10 award categories, including Dispute Resolution for the first in-court enforcement of a CMBS transaction in Europe, Corporate Law for the Acument restructuring transaction and for Legal Innovator of the Year in which Paris partner Sandra Esquiva-Hesse was honored.

Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker is a leading global law firm with offices in Asia, Europe, and the United States. We provide innovative legal solutions to financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies. Please visit www.paulhastings.com for more information.